COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 UpdateAs the situation surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continues to develop, Watermark Medical’s focus on the health and safety of our staff, partners, customers and patients is our top priority. We are closely monitoring guidance from the CDC and other public health organizations and taking appropriate action to ensure we continue to provide uninterrupted technical support, as well as maintain clinical and diagnostic services for our home sleep testing clients. While most of our technical and clinical staff are working remotely, we currently maintain shipping/receiving and quality assurance services from our office to manage device maintenance and repair requirements.

A few questions regarding the coronavirus outbreak have been specifically asked about the cleaning processes of the ARES device. Our cleaning procedure (when followed as described in the ARES Product Guide) has been validated and meets agency guidelines to mitigate the transfer risk of bacteria and viruses. For our customers safety, the ARES User Guide intended to be given or reviewed with each patient, includes instructions for the patient to place the device back in the plastic bag to return to the issuing facility. Once cleaned, storing the ARES device in a new resealable plastic bag will help ensure that the ARES remains clean and ready for the next patient use. Those who clean the devices after patient use can limit their chance of exposure by proper use of gloves and frequent washing of their hands. We are monitoring guidelines from CDC and other regulatory agencies and will adjust our procedure if their recommendations change.

Device Features

A Superior Sleep Testing Solution

Watermark Medical utilized an industry leading and clinically superior technology platform. The proprietary ARESTM Home Sleep Test Solution includes an FDA cleared medical device and user-friendly virtual platform effectively removing all inherent obstacles in diagnosing and treating sleep.

Why is ARESTM the Preferred HST Device?

Convenient: Our next-generation design gives unmatched comfort for your patients.

Accurate: We have the highest degree of accuracy and the lowest documented failure rate in the market.

Flexible Options: Our services can be delivered through various options that best fit your practice and patient population needs.

ARESTM Features and Benefits

The ARESTM provides clear audio and visual indicators for reliability, also making it simple for patients to know when the ARESTM device needs adjustments. Additional features and benefits include:

Sophisticated Sensors: The most responsive data collectors in a single, small device

Up to 3 Nights of Single Patient Testing Capabilities: 3 times the single use consecutive night data capacity compared to single night testing

Multiple Data Channels: Collects nine channels of data for a comprehensive, in-depth clinical sleep analysis

Easy Airflow Measurements: ARESTM is comfortable to wear for a more natural sleep

Calibrated Acoustic Microphone: Audio recording of snoring levels

Measures Head Position: Multi-axis accelerometers allow for a positional analysis

No Finger Probes: A more natural sleep experience

Audible Tone: Audio instruction during testing to minimize failure rate

More Data: With more data gathered, doctors are able to diagnosis patients sooner

Signals & Measurements

Hypoxemia

Oxygen saturation

Average SpO2 during sleep Percent time SpO2 < 85% and 90% Average SpO2 desat across all respiratory events

Cardiac

Pulse rate

Mean, minimum & maximum pulse rate Pulse rate arousal index

Neurological/Behavioral

Sleep/wake and REM/non-REM Sleep latency and sleep efficiency % time REM

Arousal Indicators

Movement -actigraphy Respiratory – snoring & airflow Sympathetic – pulse rate
Respiratory Movement

Respiratory Movement

Airflow

Apnea and hypopneas Quantitative snoring % time snoring > 30 dB, 40 dB and 50 dB
Respiratory Events

AHI – based on Medicare criteria RDI – equivalent to Chicago criteria AHI and RDI by position

Sleep Position

Supine, lateral left or right, upright or prone % sleep time supine or non-supineOSA severity by position

Better Health Starts with Better Sleep

The ARESTM system is FDA approved, AHI compliant, and is covered by most major insurance companies. ARESTM will gather the most comprehensive profile of the patient’s breathing and sleep for a more accurate diagnosis. For more information about our ARESTM device for in-home sleep testing, contact us today by phone or online.

"The ARESTM Home Sleep Testing Device makes it extremely easy to upload data, allowing our staff to have more time for patient care. It has been very profitable for our practice because the patients find it easy to use."

Julie L. Zweig, M.D., Northeast Atlanta
Ear, Nose, and Throat, P.C
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